tuesday, 17 february 2009 kathleen
you know, i spend so much time bitching about how difficult it is to maintain friendships within the fast stream of new york life, and then i go and tell you about mieke and haley and these lovely people who often defy the conventions of this crazy town. for this, kathleen takes the cake. she tirelessly calls me on a whim, "kitty, i have an hour in union square, are you just getting out of class?" 80% of the time--no, more--i'm working or something, but sometimes it's, why yes, i am! and for this reason, and thanks to kathleen, our friendship trumps the statistics and we're able to meet up casually and often. well, often for me. kathleen is as sweet as the new york city day is long. we are never without conversation. the first we hung out (had met at work on her first day), i only noticed as i walked home that the sun was rising! it's good stuff.
now, the particular "problem" i have when photographing kathleen is that she is not only an actor, but she is also married to a stellar headshot photographer, and so, in most every photo she is absolutely camera perfect, headshot perfect. she knows how to pose, she knows how to look perfect. which is why the above is my favorite, because finally i caught her looking like the kathleen that i usually see....
i took some other, perfect photos of her on valentines day, but i decided to save her for later when i saw the 'mystery girl' shot i already shared with you.